Shoshana Dentz

Part-time Lecturer

Shoshana Dentz works in painting, drawing and site-specific projects. Her work, grounded in the ideological pursuits of formalist abstraction, focuses on channeling that formalism towards ever more specificity and tangibility relevant to the lived world. She explores the symbolic relationship between physical barriers and the contested places they define. Her work has engaged the barbed-wire sites of
endless political struggles around the world and, since 2010, has concentrated on a site of more modest, art-historical and still endless struggle: that of the inquiry into the realness, materiality and volume of pictorial space. Dentz’s work has been exhibited widely at venues including The Graduate Center’s James Gallery, MoMA PS1, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Drawing Center, The Museum of Art at RISD, Rose Art Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, The Spertus Museum (Chicago), Pera Museum (Istanbul), The Major Issues and Theology Centre (Sydney), Nicole Klagsbrun(NY), Angles Gallery (Los Angeles) and White Columns. She is the recipient of several awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a NYFA fellowship in Drawing. Dentz received her B.A. from Brandeis University and
her M.F.A. from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.